An old guy on the radio said naivety was what keeps us human.
He had passed through a concentration camp, and WWII in general, as a child, losing his parents in the process, and attributed the fact that he was still human to his naivety, and his ability to retain it.
Naive need not be a synonym for stupid, or an easy mark.
I wonder if I’m naive. I think so. Everyone likes to think they’re human, right?